German steel maker Saarsthal announced that ROGESA Roheisengesellschaft & Zentralkokerei had introduced a supplier management system as part of their substainability strategy in 2019. Since then, top suppliers have been awarded based on defined sustainability and quality criteria, they have to fullfill conditions such as: product quality, adherence to quantities and deadlines, flexibility with regard to changing framework conditions, technical support granded and sustainability. For the iron ore sector, ROEGSA and Zentralkokerei recently awarded the IOC Iron Ore Company of Canada as TOP supplier of the year 2021, twice in the row. Dillinger and Saarstahl CEO Dr Köhler said “Especially in the current energy crisis and with the global supply chain problems, it is more important than ever that we can always rely on reliable partners. As a long-standing partner, the IOC Iron Ore Company of Canada has always proven it can meet the specified quality criteria even under changed global economic conditions.” IOC President & CEO Mr Michael McCann said “As a leader in high grade iron ore production for the green steel industry, we take great pride in ensuring our pellets and concentrate are of consistent, reliable and replicable quality. This recognition from one of our valued customers is a testament to the commitment of our employees to give their best, day after day. On their behalf, I wish to thank ROEGSA and Zentralkokerei for their continued partnership and trust in IOC.” ROGESA is a joint subsidiary of Dillinger and Saarstahl AG (each 50 % direct and indirect share). ROGESA was founded in 1981 and produces with two furnaces. The produced pig iron supplies the Dillinger and Saarstahl steel plants. Zentralkokerei Saar GmbH (ZKS) is also a joint subsidiary of Dillinger and Saarstahl AG (50 % each). ZKS was founded in 1982 and produces coke exclusivly for ROGESA´s blast furnaces.