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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.

Fernando Guimaraes
Fernando Guimarães is the winner of the dst Literature Grand Prize 2020


The poet and essayist was awarded for the book "Junto à Pedra", with which he had already won the Poetry Prize of the Portuguese Writers Association.

The poet and essayist Fernando Guimarães is the winner of the commemorative edition of the 25th anniversary of the dst Literature Grand Prize for his work "Junto à Pedra". The organization, in charge of the company from Braga dst, explains that the work launched in 2019 brought together the unanimity of the jury, composed of the writers, essayists and professors Vítor Manuel de Aguiar e Silva, José Manuel Mendes and Carlos Mendes de Sousa, “for the brilliance of a semantic and formally graceful poetic construction, renewed in its classic matrix and the 'ideo-sensitive' paths already revealed throughout a very unique bibliography”. In the year of “silver anniversary”, the reward has the pecuniary value of 25 a thousand euros but, “due to the evolution of the pandemic situation”, the date of the delivery ceremony still is not defined.

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.

The poet already received distinctions like the Grand Prize from the Portuguese Association of Writers, the awards of the International Association of Literary Critics, of the PEN Club, and they were also awarded poetry translation awards, by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra. The University of Évora recognized all his essay work with the Vergílio Ferreira Award.

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 number of participants, that denotes the interest and the prestige that has generated next to the community of authors and in the sector. “This year, the prize has a value of 25 thousand euros, for celebrating 25 years of life”, advanced the organization. "The focus on the dissemination of Portuguese language, literature and its authors and the promotion of reading habits will continue to be one of the main goals of this award", reads the statement

The annual reward, with distinctions alternated in the modalities of prose and poetry, already distinguished authors as Luísa Costa Gomes, Manuel Alegre, Mário Claude, Daniel Jonas and Lídia Jorge.