The mission of the foundation is:


a) To support science in research and instruction, including young researchers

b) To support measures for vocational qualification with the goal of avoiding unemployment

c) To support projects that protect the environment

A further mission is to support and strengthen the steel industry along the Saar River


The foundation thereby guarantees the independence of Saarland’s steel industry, and pursues
the goal of retaining competitive locations on the Saar River.

This goal has so far been accomplished – in the annual Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung list
of “The 100 biggest companies,” Saarstahl and Dillinger Hüttenwerke have consistently
achieved top positions.

Saarland’s steel industry is striving for technological and cost leadership while
protecting the interests of the workforce. It guarantees that the focus remains on
this long-term goal and that corporate policy is oriented on it as well.