Consumers are becoming more and more socially conscious and want the goods and services they use to measure up. It doesn't take much. A simple action that costs a company very little -- or nothing at all -- can make a real difference in the mind of a customer and the company's bottom line.
In that spirit, here are five companies that make an effort to make the world a better place for you and me while making a tidy profit for themselves:
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