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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

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.

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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.

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Teolinda Gersão receives the dst Grand Prize in Literature


The author was distinguished for the novel O Regresso de Júlia Mann a Paraty, published in 2021. 

The authorTeolinda Gersão won the 28th edition of the dst Grand Prize in Literature with the book O Regresso de Júlia Mann a Paraty, the organization announced this Tuesday. 

According to a statement by the company based in Braga, this year's edition focused on prose books published between 2021 and 2022 and had close to 200 candidates, a record for this prize of 15 thousand euros. 

The jury was chaired by the author Lídia Jorge and also included Carlos Mendes de Sousa and Cândido Oliveira Martins, having the decision been unanimous. 

"This is a book of undeniable formal maturity, associated with an unusual creative glow", justified the jury, in the same statement, about the book published by Porto Editora in 2021 and which creates "musings out loud by three cultural figures of the first half of the 20th century, Freud, Thomas Mann and his mother, Julia Mann". 

The synopsis describes the work as follows: "The return of Júlia Mann to Paraty are three novels that intertwine in a surprising way. Through a profound knowledge of the life and work of historical characters, and respecting the veracity of the facts, the author unveils the inner world of all of them, vividly and credibly fictionalized, in a fascinating narrative that grips the reader from the first to the last page." 

"The result of a sophisticated constructive expertise, these lines allow listening to the dialog between two personalities that shaped depth psychology and the literary art associated with them, to which is added the testimony of a woman's life that takes place between several worlds: Júlia Mann, born in Brazil, taken to Germany and returned to her country of origin. This triptych is also a painting of a historic time in Europe and the social climate of an era that continues to dialog with the fundamental myths of our time", added the jury, in the minutes. 

The dstGrand Prize in Literaturehad as finalists, in addition to Teolinda Gersão, O Segundo Coração, by Bruno Vieira Amaral, Ferry, by Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Melancholia, by Francisco José Viegas, Um Cão no Meio do Caminho, by Isabela Figueiredo, Around the World in Twenty and a Half Days, by Julieta Monginho, and O Senhor d'Além, by Teresa Veiga. 

The prize will be handed over on the 30th of June, at Theatro Circo, in Braga, at a ceremony that will include a concert by Os Poetas, a project by Rodrigo Leão and Gabriel Gomes. 

According to the organization's announcement, the Minister of Economy, António Costa Silva, will also be present, "because the economy needs to talk about culture to be competitive".  

At 83 years old, Teolinda Gersão published O Regresso de Júlia Mann a Paraty in 2021, along with the re-edition of A Mulher que prendeu a Chuva, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of her literary career as a fiction writer, marked by the publication of the novel O Silêncio, in 1981, followed by Paisagem com Mulher ao Fundo, in 1982. 

Teolinda Gersão has received more than a dozen literary awards, some of which she won twice, such as the Camilo Castelo Branco Short Story Grand Prize, from the Portuguese AuthorsAssociation, which was awarded to her in 2002, for Histórias de Ver e Andar and, in 2017, forPrantos, Amores e Outros Desvarios. 

She was also twice distinguished with the Fernando Namora Prize, awarded by Estoril-Sol: in 2001, for OsTeclados, and in 2015, for Passagens.