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"Great stories are written with values in the hearts of men"
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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.

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CarSharing dst shares car rides and saves

The Domingos da Silva Teixeira group (dst), a construction company from Braga, with works in various parts of Portugal and abroad, has set the goal of obtaining economic, social, and environmental benefits by associating with its employees. And thus the CarSharing dst platform was born, created by Innovation Point, also part of the group.

The CarSharing dst platform is designed to share car rides and order shipments. The goal is to optimize transported cargo, reduce the number of individual trips made by employees, and provide an opportunity for employees to benefit from planned car rides for personal reasons.


Only one month after its effective launch, the numbers show that it was a winning bet. "From the 270 thousand kilometres registered per week, 5535 kilometres of those were shared, representing a decrease of 1262 kilograms in CO2 emissions, and savings of 700 euros, equally shared by participating employees and the company", reveals João Coelho, manager of the platform.


The numbers also show that only 2% of the company’s over 1000 employees participated, but he adds: “We are just beginning, and there are more and more people interested.”

João Pereira, head of development for CarSharing dst, explains how it works: "Any Group employee can access the platform and register their journey, date and time, as well as the type of vehicle, personal, company owned, or rented by dst”.

After that is completed, another employee who is also planning a trip, runs a search by date and destination, and if there are any options within a 10% difference, they can request the car ride, cargo, or parcel transport.

"From there, the two employees receive the notifications and the platform facilitates the contact between them, so they can arrange the final schedule", João Pereira adds.

There is also the fleet manager, "who can assign or suggest car rides and facilitates the assignment of vehicles, always thinking in distance economy", says João Pereira.


Considering that in addition to the economic factor, there is also the environmental factor, the project also involves the participation of Cecília Aguilar, Director of the Environment Department, and Maria José Ramalho, Environmental Technician.


"The environmental factor has always been present in the dst group. Already in 2011, we launched the GPS control system on all our routes to save on fuel. The new platform is the perfect ally to continue this work", said Cecília Araujo.


The number for the reduction of CO2 emissions is promising, and Maria José Ramalho points out that now it is important to "join campaigns to raise awareness of all employees".


"Some still have some reservations, but things are changing", concludes João Pereira