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.

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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 Luisa Costa Gomes vence XX GPL dst
Luísa Costa Gomes wins dst Literature Grand Prix

The writer Luísa Costa Gomes has won the twentieth edition of the dst Literature Gran Prix with the work “Cláudio e Constantino”. The distinction, worth 15 thousand Euros, will be handed over on July 3rd at Theatro Circo in Braga at an event forming part of the Book Fair. This year's edition of the dst Literature Gran Prix involved 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 poetry published in first edition in the previous biennium and, in the following year, a prose work, also a first edition in the preceding biennium.

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. A Secondary School 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 is part of the School Arts' Programme, working at the Directorate-General of Innovation and Curricular Development since 2000. She translates films, theatre and fiction. She runs the magazine “FICÇÕES” (a short-story magazine).

The celebration of writing as a vehicle for social progress finds in this award a decisive drive so that authors born and residing in Portugal can find a safe haven for their creativity and an anchor for future projects. For José Teixeira, chairman of the Board of Directors of the dst group, the fact that this edition of the dst Literature Grand Prix has had record participation “proves that this initiative has increasingly become a landmark moment in the national cultural panorama and is decisive in the promotion of the arts in Portugal”, stressing that “the success of this twentieth edition not only fills us with pride but also brings us added responsibilities as a company that sees culture as a decisive part of the way it acts in business”.

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.