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Our FTSE100 survey - the final scores

By Alasdair Roxburgh | 16 August 2010

We have now closed our FTSE survey.

Thanks to the efforts of Christian Aid supporters in chasing FTSE100 companies we've now heard back from 63 major firms.

That is an incredibly high level of response that just goes to show what can happen when committed, passionate supporters like you campaign for change.

It's been fascinating to see the different reactions from companies. There have been several companies who have been either completely unresponsive or even threatened legal action – but they are very much in the minority.

The vast majority have been incredibly helpful, polite and insightful. They have already provided us with a lot of useful information and feedback which will only act to strengthen our Trace the Tax campaign in the coming months.

We have even been invited to meet with several of the companies and over the coming months we will continue to work closely with them.

When we started this survey our objective was to raise awareness with companies that tax can play a key role in development and garner their responses to our campaign to introduce country-by-country reporting.

Thanks to you we have achieved this.

So what sort of responses did we receive?

20 companies completed the survey in full 

15 provided written responses to the survey 

10 companies are currently discussing it internally 

3 companies held detailed telephone conversations with us 

14 said they would not be completing the survey 

1 company threatened legal action

But this is just the start for our campaign.

We're now engaging with several of these companies and working with them to bring tax justice to developing countries.

We'll keep you updated with news of our progress here on the blog - and we'll be asking you to get involved and lend your support to our tax campaign again soon.

Don't forget to take a look at details of our supporter day in Westminster on Wednesday, 20 October. 

Reverend Jesse Jackson holding a Christian Aid 'Power to the poor' placard

Video from our supporter day

Relive it now!

 About the author

Alasdair Roxburgh

Alasdair Roxburgh is our churches campaigns manager