building culture
"Great stories are written with values in the hearts of men"
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We are a group of companies operating in the following markets:
Engineering & Construction, Environment, Renewable Energies, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Ventures.
Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

Photo by , finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Good Taste. (from the lat. gustu) n. 1. ability to appreciate aesthetic value or standards of something; 2. elegance, refinement, aesthetic sense; 5. particular touch given by an artist to his works.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

Noticias 2 Luis Represas atua no XX GPL dst
Luís Represas at the dst Literature Grand Prix Gala

The prize-giving ceremony of the 20th edition of the dst Literature Grand Prix Gala, which this year distinguished the writer Luísa Costa Gomes with the work “Cláudio e Constantino”, is to be held on Friday, the 3rd, at a ceremony which will take place as from 21h30, at Theatro Circo in Braga. The distinction, worth 15 thousand Euros, will be handed over by José Teixeira, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the dst group, at an event where Luís Represas will be performing.

The 2015 edition of the dst Literature Grand Prix registered 135 applications, making it the most competitive ever since the award was commenced in 1995. The award is on a rotational basis in terms of literary genres, one year distinguishing a book of prose and in the following year, a work of poetry. This award has already become an unavoidable reference on the national cultural panorama, making a decisive contribution to the promotion of reading and the work of Portuguese authors. Larger works like “Geometria Variável” (Variable Geometry) by Nuno Júdice, “Fantasia para dois coronéis e uma piscina” (Fantasy for two coronels and a swimming pool) by Mário de Carvalho or “Vidas Vencidas” (Defeated Lives) by Maria Ondina Braga received the public recognition of the dst Literature Grand Prix which, with each edition, sees the number of participants grow, in a clear assertion of the importance and recognition that this award has been worthy of. Jacinto Lucas Pires, Francisco Duarte Mangas, Filomena Marona Beja or Maria Velho da Costa were other names distinguished during the course of the last two decades.

Luísa Costa Gomes is the winner of the 20th edition

The jury, which made a unanimous decision, highlighted the quality of this work because of “everything it displays in terms of the unique maturity and innovation in the field of narrative solutions, internal consistency, writing of uncommon precision and semantic-formal devices”, further stressing “a bewitching, fable-like and problematizising power as well as the compositional rhythms and mechanisms it uses”.

“Cláudio e Constantino” is a rustic novel in paradoxes rooted not only in Voltaire and the Countess of Ségur, but also in Sterne, Proust, in the romantic tradition and the Thousand and One Nights. It is a text which uses a parodic and humoristic fictional device to present and play with some of the classical paradoxes of the History of Philosophy in a work which proposed a Utopian, affectionate and light universe where two brothers are constantly met by major and minor issues that the world is always setting before them.

Born in Lisbon in 1954, Luísa Costa Gomes is a Philosophy graduate and she was a Secondary Education teacher. Storyteller, novelist, playwright, dramatist, scriptwriter, translator and chronicler, she has published five novels, six volumes of short stories, two librettos and ten plays, including “Nunca Nada de Ninguém”, “Clamor” (from texts by Padre António Vieira), “O Céu de Sacadura” and “O Último a Rir”. She was part of the School Arts' Programme, working at the Directorate-General of Innovation and Curricular Development, translating films, theatre and fiction. She ran the magazine “FICÇÕES” (a short-story magazine).

Cultural assertion

By committing to the awarding of this literary prize two decades ago, the dst group has strengthened its role as a cultural patron in  a field which, notwithstanding its distance from the core business of the company, has become an indissociable part of its DNA, being visibly reflected in its brand signature, "building culture". The promotion of the arts as a reflection and reason for reflection in the contemporary world is also a way of the dst group thinking out its business and social intervention models. Initiatives such as the dst International Emerging Stars Prize, in the field of photography, the patronage of the Theatro Circo or the innovative shair project (an online platform for promoting and commercialising works of new values of plastic arts) make this company from Braga a unique case in the launching of bridges between fields which are apparently so different but which, at the end of the day, encounter multiple contact points.