Indianapolis-based Katz, Sapper & Miller has been awarded green membership for its involvement and participation in environmentally-conscious business operations through the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business Initiative.

Katz, Sapper & Miller is the first and currently only Indianapolis accounting firm to be awarded the designation.

Companies selected for the Chamber’s green membership are engaged in green business practices and operations in many areas including waste prevention, recycling, purchasing, energy conservation and water conservation and transportation.

Katz, Sapper & Miller has implemented a “less paper” initiative aimed at performing multiple tasks electronically, including tax return and audit report prep, filing and storage; placing paper and plastic recycling bins throughout the firm as well as personal recycling bins in individual offices.

Staff also use BPA-free water bottles to reduce the consumption of commercially bottled water and are encouraged to turn off the lights and appliances in unoccupied conference rooms and offices. A Go Green Committee has also been created to help cultivate a culture of environmental responsibility.

“As a business member in our community we recognize environmentally-sound practices within our firm and have discovered that it is not only good for our environment, but can provide cost-savings as well," said David Resnick, the firm's managing partner.