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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.

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The play 'A Língua em Pedaços’ (Tongue in Pieces) was the theme for a talk on spirituality

Correio do Minho

Director Juan Mayorga and Ignácio García spoke about 'Work and Spirituality in Creation' in a meeting promoted by dstgroup and Braga Theatre Company. The play can be seen until Wednesday at the Tibães Monastery.

'Work and Spirituality in Creation' was the theme of the meeting that brought together, yesterday afternoon, at the Memorial to Child Labour in the dstgroup complex, the director Juan Mayorga, and the director of the International Classical Theatre Festival of Almagro (Spain), Ignácio García.

Moderated by João Duque, from the Catholic University, the meeting was organised by the 'dstgroup' and by the Braga Theatre Company and had as its central theme the show 'A Língua em Pedaços' (Tongue in Pieces), by Juan Mayorga.

At the welcome session, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 'dstgroup', José Teixeira, explained that the show is being staged in Tibães and that it is not just a theatrical play. “‘A Língua em Pedaços’ it's much more than a show, it's a spiritual experience, in the sense of our inner beauty, our silence. It is not traditional theatre because the spectators are part of the show. It is a U-shaped table in a convent kitchen. It is of absolute purity", indicated the 'dstgroup' responsible, encouraging those present to watch the show.

Juan Mayorga was impressed by the venue of the meeting (the Child Labour Memorial), stressing that it was "a place of memory" that could "serve as a warning for the future". Talking about the link between the play and spirituality, the Spanish director pointed out that the character in the play, Teresa of Avila, reveals that "there is an intimate place where our freedom resides and that is the place of the spirit. A place where everyone is alone with themselves."

Juan Mayorga also explained that the play is called 'A Língua em Pedaços' (Tongue in Pieces) because of "the double meaning of the tongue, a physical organ with which we communicate. It has to do with the materiality of language".

Ignacio García stressed that Juan Mayorga "dares to speak of the spirit, of freedom" and that in the play ' Língua em Pedaços ('The Tongue in Pieces') the spirit can have two versions. "In the play, we are always perceiving two opposite visions. Sometimes what is a disorder is called spirit. These two ideas are completely opposed, where the spirit is the centre of the good, and where the spirit is the beginning of all the problems, of all the complications," Ignacio García indicated.

The play centres on the confrontation between the Carmelite nun Teresa d'Avila and the Inquisitor, two characters with distinct theological perceptions. Teresa is accused of profanation, due to her visions and raptures, while the Inquisitor is seen as a man of acute mind, a scavenger of heretics, and a representative of ecclesiastical power. The show is presented by the Braga Theatre Company in the kitchen of the Tibães Monastery until next Wednesday (22nd).