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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.

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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.

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.

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.

3. chefes michelin no dstgroup
DST hires 158 people in times of pandemic and offers Michelin lunches to workers


The group from Braga hired 66 people in February, 52 in March and 40 in April, and every Friday since the beginning of the pandemic it has had renowned chefs cooking lunch for 450 workers. To those who are spread out over the contracts, the lunch “money” has been doubled.

This Friday, 15 May, Javier Olleros, from the Galician restaurant Culler de Pau, a "chef" who has received stars from the famous Michelin Guide, was invited by the DST group to prepare the weekly lunch of the "Fridays with Lunch" days, a weekly initiative that the group led by José Teixeira has promoted since the beginning of the pandemic among workers who continue to work in the field and in the company's offices.

Chef of the Year 2020 in Spain, Olleros served a menu that honours the flavours of Galician gastronomy at M, the restaurant of the group's headquarters in Braga.

"With the worsening of the pandemic in some European countries and in order to pay homage to the countries that were the most affected by the pandemic, the DST group, after distinguishing the national dishes, also decided to honour the gastronomy of those countries by inviting foreign chefs to prepare their respective specialities", explains the group in a press release.

The "Fridays with Lunch" also included names like Manuel Costiña, Michelin chef and owner of the restaurant Retiro da Costiña, in Santa Comba (Santiago de Compostela), or chef Sérgio Crivelli, from Ristorante Italiano, in Matosinhos, who prepared Italian flavours with a menu comprising pastas, pizzas and lasagne.

According to DST, under this initiative, an average of 450 lunches have been offered on Fridays, in person, at Restaurante M, and for "take away", according to the security measures, which result from the covid-19 contingency plan implemented in the company.

The "Fridays with Lunch" initiative intends to "pay homage to all those who stay with me in the trenches, providing them with free weekly lunches that bet on differentiating menus and generally include haute cuisine gastronomic proposals that workers normally do not have access to", stresses the dst group chairman.

"It is also a way of paying homage to the Portuguese gastronomic tradition and the economic agents of the different regions of the country who are also enduring the terrible effects of the pandemic, with the closure of their restaurants, and to ask them to serve us their specialties, instigating our cooks for challenges guided by guests ", underlines José Teixeira.

The tribute to the workers' effort also extends to those who are working in the different projects spread throughout the country whose lunch money has been doubled. "It is a matter of justice, equal treatment and a form of recognition in these troubled times that demand a lot from each one of us", justifies the group leader.

However, "despite the uncertainty in times of covid-19", the DST group guarantees that it hired 158 people in the last three months, detailing that they were "66 in February, 52 in March and 40 in April".