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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.

We have always attached great importance to culture, supporting different initiatives capable of promoting the knowledge and the approach to arts in their different forms. Culture is the fundamental basis of creativity and imagination, which are fundamental to the productivity and competitiveness of any sector of activity. We believe that economy must increasingly speak about culture, the basis of our growth under an image that we call as triple c: cosmopolitan, cultured and cool.

Environmental, Cultural and Corporate Social Responsibility

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dst Great Literature Award
The dst Great Literature Award with a prize money of €15,000 euros is awarded annually since 1994, and has become a national initiative since 2004.
Encontros da Imagem
We support the 'Encontros da Imagem' (Meeting of Images) based at the dst emerging artist gallery with €12,500 to promote, publicise and hold the International Photography prize.
maias dst
We have created a tribute to the book “Os Maias” from the Portuguese writer Eça de Queiroz, through a short film performed by the company’s collaborators.
comedias minho dst
We support 'Comédias do Minho' an association that encourages cultural activities and values in the Minho valley, through Ventominho, where we are a shareholder, to the sum of €100,000 a year and by 2014 we had already injected €900,000 into this venture.
dst mecenas bienal cerveira
We have supported the Bienal de Cerveira and we are a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
Entrega premio JA
Together with the Ordem dos Arquitetos (Portuguese Chamber of Architects) we promoted the Crítica JA/dst and the Photography Portfolio awards.
Simposio escultura
We have held a Sculpture Symposium - "Art in the City" - in the centre o Braga, inviting pupils from local schools to interact over a fortnight with four sculptors who were working live on their pieces. We offered one of the works to the city of Braga.
pensar babel dst
In 2005 we supported the project "Pensar Babel" and the photograph exhibition at Tibães Monastery
Feira do Livro 2014
We are Braga Book Fair's main sponsor, donating €7,500.
Emergentes dst 2016
Emergentes dst
As in each year since 2010, we promote the International Photography Award - Emergentes dst, with a prize money of €7,500, which aims to reward the best Contemporary Photography Portfolio.
Companhia de Teatro de Braga
We have been the main patron of the Braga Theatre Company for the past 30 years, donating €50,000 every two years.
We were exclusive patrons of the Youth Orchestra of the Official Music Conservatories (OJ. COM) in 2014, who have already performed at the 'Theatro Circo' and 'Centro Cultural de Vila Flor', this year.
Edicao de livro
We have supported the publication of various books of prose, poetry and photography by domestic authors, including company employees. We also support the publication of magazines and newsletters from various schools.
rum jazz dst
We were the exclusive supporters of the RUM C/ Jazz project, carried out by Rádio Universitária do Minho in the scope of the 16th aniversary celebration of "Só Jazz", a radio programme led by José Carlos Santos.
mao morta dst
We were the exclusive supporters of the 20-year career celebration of "Mão Morta", a rock band from Braga.
noite enganos dst
In 2006 we supported the Shakespeare's play “Twelfth Night” at Teatro Mundial, in Lisbon.
We have supported the “Braga d’ Outros Tempos”, (Braga in other times) exhibition and catalogues, produced using the 'Fotografia Aliança' archives.