A second intermediary category is formed by companies that already have a relationship with their customers and thus enjoy a certain reputation. GHG quota trading is not their core business. Finally, the third category of GHG quota traders includes companies with some proximity to companies subject to quotas. So those companies that buy private GHG quotas to avoid fines.
The free agent
However, the independent brokers can also freely determine exclusive contracts and commit themselves to companies subject to quotas for a certain period of time or a certain quota. When and for how long they do so is their own decision. There are no direct connections, such as participations by companies subject to quotas in the intermediaries.
The customer connoisseurs
This type of provider is united by their large list of customers or members – and the trustworthiness that has been built up. They already know their customers – and offer them a convenient service to round off their offer. The price is formed with the customer connoisseurs as with the free agents.
The dependent intermediaries
This also works very transparently at Diersch and Schröder, for example: The chemical and mineral oil company from Bremen owns the THG broker Juicify. On their website, Diersch and Schröder write that they buy the quotas from Juicify and “use them themselves for the planned green transformation of the group of companies.”