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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.

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.

My name is José Teixeira, I am a businessman, I hired 49 workers in March (today, three) and I make an appeal


José Teixeira, chairman of the dstgroup´s Board of Directors writes a message in the first person about the state of the Economy but also about Culture - he decided to guarantee the salaries of the 14 workers of the Companhia de Teatro de Braga and calls on other businessmen to do something similar.

The fronts opened by the covid-19 demon demand responsibility from businessmen - and they are countless. dstgroup understands that it depends on its “soldiers” and since the first hour, there was not yet a single person infected in Portugal, it prepared its contingency plan, which has been permanently updated.

We could not imagine that we would have 364 workers working from home and, with the implementation of management tools and daily monitoring, in a kind of Kaizen at 8.59 h, we would be able to work.

Regardless of the resources made available to our industry by the Government of the Republic and the banking sector, we are in a position to guarantee the salaries of our workers, the obligations to suppliers and partners without exhausting the State.

We are almost 1,800 workers and, with the demon already kicking in February, we hired 66 workers and, in this month of March, until today, 49 new workers. Today we approve the admission of three more workers.

No, we do not fire anyone, nor will those who are under the period trial will be dismissed unless they are not in tune with our psyche and in cases of poor performance. To date, this has not yet happened to anyone.

In this devastating and unpredictable time that we are living, we have made a commitment to our workers: we want to reach the end of the battle with all our "soldiers" standing. As we write to you: if we fall, and God help us so that it doesn't happen, we will all fall.

If in this tsunami will we lose money? Yes, we will lose a part of the money, but we will keep the rest and another part, the main one, increased: the confidence of our workers, our suppliers and our partners and this is priceless and will allow us to ride the waves of the future.

This being done, we needed to show another signal to the Economy.

Nothing will resist, with all the efforts taken to its limit, with all the resources used, without culture and without the cultural professionals, without those who, with their artistic production, allow us to be more competitive.


A country without culture will not survive.

Thus, and not being able to provide for everything, regardless of other ongoing social support of the group, we decided to guarantee the salaries of the 14 workers of the Companhia de Teatro de Braga in the next three months, outside the multi-annual subsidy and support that we have been giving for almost 40 years.

We disclose this information hoping that others will find a culture-producing entity to support at this time, which is desperate time for everybody, but much more desperate for those who will lose what they don't have.

For the sake of our collective salvation: support culture.