Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement2019-12-23T11:44:17+00:00

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 

Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person’s liberty and dignity for another persons’ gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.

At John Good & Sons Ltd we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We have taken concrete steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in our statement. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks relating to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2019.

John Good & Sons Ltd was founded in 1833 and has become one of the leading names within the shipping industry both within the UK and overseas. Over the years, the business has grown and today offers a wide range of services across three main sectors of shipping and logistics, warehousing and distribution and corporate travel, employing just over 300 employees.

Carefully planned acquisitions and continuous investment has meant the group has grown significantly and prides itself on holding a portfolio of businesses that reflect the values and ethos of the Good family itself.

Each of the eleven subsidiary companies operates independently but work together wherever possible. This integrated approach, spread across a number of sectors, has enabled the company to grow. Subsidiaries include shipping and logistics companies John Good Logistics Limited, Trans-European Port Services, DAN Shipping & Chartering, Bay Shipping as well as corporate travel specialists Good Travel Management. The John Good Group operate in the following locations throughout the UK and Europe:

  • Hull
  • Grimsby and Immingham
  • Liverpool
  • London Gateway
  • Felixstowe
  • Manchester
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Plymouth
  • London Heathrow
  • Stourbridge
  • Cardiff
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Rotterdam
  • Antwerp
  • Hamburg
  • Le Havre
  • Hillsborough New Jersey USA

We are also committed to ensuring there is a transparency in our business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery, therefore we all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks in our business.

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business.

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.

The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities of the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.

Relevant Policies

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

Whistleblowing Policy

we encourage both our employees and our customers to report any concerns related to the direct activities or the supply chains of the organisation. The organisations whistleblowing policy procedure is designed to make it easy for employees to make disclosures without fear of reprisals.

This statement covers 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 and has been approved by the board of John Good & Sons Ltd.


Name: Alan Platt

Position: Chairman

Date: 19 March 2019