German multinational software company SAP and German steelmaker Salzgitter AG are intensifying their long-standing business relationship. Their goal is to jointly expedite the digital transformation of this German steelmaker and create a foundation for climate-friendly steel production. With the migration to the latest SAP technology and components drawn from the SAP sustainability portfolio, the two companies are working together to achieve this aim. With immediate effect, the company will be working even more closely with SAP from now on to achieve the digital transformation of its processes. As long ago as 2017, Salzgitter AG initiated the group-wide transition to SAP S/4HANA. Consequently, collaborating with SAP in the field of data analytics and sustainability is the logical next step for the company. Operations conserving resources represent one of the major challenges for the steel industry. By 2045 the sector must reduce their carbon dioxide emissions by 100%, a herculean task for the companies concerned. Few, if any, other sectors emit as much carbon dioxide CO2 as the steel industry. The steelworks operated by Salzgitter AG alone accounts for around eight million tonnes of CO2 each year, the equivalent of around one percent of the CO2 footprint of the whole of Germany.