In November 2013 ASA successfully underwent an environmental audit concerning the packaging materials marketed in the territory of the Republic of Poland and an inspection of the packaging material register with respect to its compliance with the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Management Act of 13 June 2013 (Journal of Laws of 2013, item 888).
Scholars from the Opole University of Technology examined the Opole inhabitants' joints. The examination was carried out within the programme implemented in cooperation with ASA. In the project, a team under the leadership of Dr Dawid Bączkowicz from the Institute of Physiotherapy at the Opole University of Technology has examined the Opole inhabitants' joints for several months. In the study in which almost 600 people have participated so far, an innovative vibro-acoustic method developed at the Opole University of Technology has been used.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns against an obesity epidemic and states that 2.6 million people die every year on account of being overweight or obese. Obesity poses one of the main risks for global deaths nowadays. It is no longer an aesthetic problem, but a serious medical concern. In Poland, as many as 46% of the population have problems with maintaining proper body mass. Can overweight and obesity be ignored then? It can, but is it worth it?
The 14th World Heart Day was celebrated in Poland on 29 September.
The idea of popularizing basic knowledge of heart diseases, their treatment and prevention methods has already been accepted by more than 120 countries. Just like last year, ASA and its preparations, Novocardia and Sterolea, was the sponsor of the World Heart Day in Kraków organized by the branch of the Polish Cardiac Society in Kraków.
On 8 September the town of Piła was the runner's capital of Poland. Nearly 2.500 runners participated in the 23rd PHILIPS International Half-Marathon Piła. This race is classified as a part of the Men's Championship of Poland, the Team Championships of Uniformed Services of Poland and the Academic Cup of Poland in Half-Marathon. This year 2431 runners completed the PHILIPS Half-Marathon Piła, which is a record and which proves that the Piła half-marathon enjoys ever growing popularity and develops dynamically.