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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.

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.

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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.

1. noticia entrega GPL 2020
dst Literature Grand Prize celebrates 25 years and awards prize to poet Fernando Guimarães

Correio do Minho 

The ceremony takes place tomorrow, at 6 pm, at Theatro Circo.

The dstgroup delivers, tomorrow, the award of the commemorative edition of the 25 years of the dst Literature Grand Prize, to the poet Fernando Guimarães, for his book “Junto à Pedra”. The award ceremony takes place at 6 pm, at the Theatro Circo, in an event that will be attended by the winner, José Manuel Mendes, representative of the jury of the 25th dst Literature Grand Prize, and José Teixeira, chairman of the dstgroup board of directors. The Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca, and the President of the City Council of Braga, Ricardo Rio, will also be present at the ceremony, via streaming.

This year, in which poetry is recognized, the ceremony will start at Theatro Circo and continue to Largo S. João do Souto, where the commemorative work of the 25 years of history of the dst Literature Grand Prize will be inaugurated. “UM SEGREDO GUARDA O MUNDO”, 2020, is a multi-panel of tiles signed by JAS, João Alexandrino, which tells the story of what is already one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in Portuguese literature. The work, which will be given to the city by the business group led by José Teixeira, will be at Largo de São João de Souto, where, for some years, the Braga Book Fair has been held, of which the dstgroup is the main patron.

The ceremony complies with the protocol defined by the General Health Directorate, thus guaranteeing the necessary and required comfort and safety. Live streaming will also be ensured through social networks, Facebook and Instagram, the dstgroup and zet gallery.

“The brilliance of a semantically and formally airy poetic construction, renewed in its classical matrix and in the ideo-sensitive paths already revealed throughout a very unique bibliography”, justified the choice of the jury, composed by Vítor Manuel de Aguiar e Silva, as president, José Manuel Mendes and Carlos Mendes de Sousa. The prize, usually worth 15,000 euros, will go up in this edition, which marks a quarter of a century at 25,000 euros.

Along with the delivery of the prize and the opening of the work in public space created by JAS, the dstgroup celebrates the silver anniversary of this initiative with the artistic script “Art, Literature e Local Commerce”, a circuit designed by the zet gallery, which invited 25 artists to create an artwork inspired by each of the winning books and authors of the dst. The artworks are distributed by 25 emblematic establishments of the local commerce in Braga, forming an artistic itinerary that values experimentation, everyday life and creates the opportunity to bring reading and visual arts to the local economy.

Remember that the dst Literature Grand Prize was born with the aim of awarding original works, in two literary genres, written in Portuguese by Portuguese authors, thus contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Portuguese language literature. Throughout 25 years, the prize, in the value of 15 thousand euros, grew, affirming itself as one of most recognized in Portugal, and also in the number of participants, that denotes the interest and the prestige that has generated next to the community of authors and in the sector. The focus on promoting the language, Portuguese literature and its authors and promoting reading habits will continue to be one of the main purposes of this award, which has distinguished authors such as Luísa Costa Gomes, Manuel Alegre, Mário Cláudio, Daniel Jonas and Lídia Jorge, over the past five years.

Regarding the anniversary, José Teixeira, president of the dstgroup, considers that “we never needed poetry so much, for the collective understanding, to unite us. Never the "us", needed everyone so much, and the dialectical interest was so necessary for everyone to pass this challenging and painful journey. Never has poetry been an instrumental tool to overcome ourselves individually and thus transcend ourselves as a social body. ” The head in charge also emphasizes that “there are things that only poets understand. Facing the radical uncertainty that we experience, the power of poetry causes human nature in its pure and humanistic dimension. ” In conclusion, says “there are 25 years of writing about the power of the poetic word in the economy and finance of companies, cities and countries”.


About the winner of the 25th dst Literature Grand Prize

Fernando Guimarães was born in 1928 and published, since 1956, several books of poetry and assay, having also widened its activity to the fiction and the theatre. His essay works approach Portuguese literature, over all of the period between the 19th century and the present, and questions related to the history of the aesthetic in Portugal and with the philosophy of the art. The author also has exerted critical literary and is part, as investigating, of the Centre of Studies of the Portuguese Thought of the Portuguese Catholic University. He received several literary awards, namely from APE, from the International Association of Literary Critics, from PEN Clube. Poetry translation awards were attributed to him by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra, and considering the whole of his essay work, the University of Évora awarded him the Vergílio Ferreira Prize.